T-Mobile and Nokia to Jointly Offer Ovi and Operator Services
Published on: 16th Feb 2009
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Nokia and T Mobile have announced plans to promote together their respective offering for widgets, applications and other content to provide customers with access to a range of Internet services. The customer can browse and download widgets from both the T Mobile widget gallery and Nokia's Ovi Store using T Mobile's web'n'walk widget platform. The integrated marketplace will be available during the second half 2009 on mass market Nokia Series 40 platform based phones.
T-Mobile's web'n'walk widget platform will be supported on Series 40 based feature phones, and a Java based widget client makes it possible for both offerings to co-exist.
"T-Mobile and Nokia share a joint vision of offering an unparalleled mobile Internet experience to its customers. The co-existence of our widget gallery with Nokia's Ovi Store ensures customers have access to an extensive range of interesting and relevant Internet services that they can customize according to their personal preferences, said Rainer Deutschmann, Senior Vice President, Mobile Internet at T-Mobile International.
The generic Ovi Store service will be available in early May for consumers. The integrated marketplace with T-Mobile will be available during the second half of 2009.